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Old 02-28-2003, 04:15 AM
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A while ago I remember seeing an article about building a flying chair, you sat in this chair and it had a stick and rudder like a vintage plane. The controls were linked to the sticks on a radio so you could fly your model like it was a real plane. My club would like to build one for educational purpose, anyone see this contraption?
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Old 02-28-2003, 04:29 AM
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When you first mentioned a "Flying Chair", something very different came to mind! this sounds very intriguing. It would be a blast for an open house situation where you could let kids have a turn. Maybe you could combine it with an onboard video camera with a screen in front of the chair.

Does the chair have a drink holder and magazine rack? Just wondering.

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I have seen a magasine article many moons ago
and again a couple years ago
i do not remember the mags name but will check my notes
just for fun
the chair was mounted on a swivel base and a copilot had to turn
it so the pilot faced the plane.
the controls were connected to a regular tx via rods and cables
the latest version I saw was using also a tv down link
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Default Here's a little something

From A 70's modelling book. Ed Henry..inventor of the fly seat. Looks like AMA#25160 on the contraption.
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Best resolution I could get for upload.
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Old 02-28-2003, 11:07 AM
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We used to have a club member that flew from his electric buggy, it worked ok till he was at the Sandown show and flew behind him self, he was shouted commands to stop the plane from hitting the grandstand till it came back into the flying area
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Old 02-28-2003, 01:54 PM
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Hey this great, 4*60 where did you find ths info?
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Holy crap

I've never seen, heard, or even imagined such a thing. I'd love to actually see one in action.
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Old 02-28-2003, 06:26 PM
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I guess I should provide the credits. It's from a book "The World of Model Aircraft". 1973. One of many aircraft books I received when I left a boring job in the seventies.

By Guy R Williams.
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Did SteveZero have something similar?
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Old 02-28-2003, 06:53 PM
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I've done every web search possible to find the plans to build so far no luck. I'd appreciate any leads you guys have.
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Old 03-01-2003, 11:37 AM
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it is the one I saw in mag
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I think my Father has the plans for this device. I'll check today and get back to you. Regards G.
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Old 03-01-2003, 07:05 PM
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Thanks G
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Default I DID find THIS website-for a MODERN version of the "Fly Seat"...!!!!!!!!

Dear Fellow RCU'ers:

The PIPE Here yet AGAIN...and under my bookmark menu links entitled "Unusual RC Accessories", I have LONG had this link...

http://www.ifcrc.com/

...for the Interactive Flight Concepts company on my home PC, and FINALLY, here's the IDEAL thread to post it in!

This "New Millenium Fly Seat", in all its versions, seems to have just about EVERY option covered...fixed wing controls, be they joystick or yoke...and even a HELI collective setup for rotary wingers!

The PRICES seem to be up in the FOUR FIGURE STRATOSPHERE for those "all built up" ones, but check out the photos AT that site...perhaps those Ed Henry "Fly Seat" drawings could be UPDATED a bit to make something that looks and WORKS just as well-or perhaps even BETTER-as that company's all-built units do!

Just thought I'd mention THAT site link I posted in this reply-it sure DOES fit into this thread perfectly!

Yours Sincerely,

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My Father has the set of drawings to construct this chair. Regards G. RC I PM'd you.
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This thread title reminded me of a guy some years ago that had strapped himself and small weather type balloons to his lawn chair and took off, gained apparently significant altitude, enough to get the attention of the FAA. Used a BB pistol to pop the balloons as needed and returned to earth...alive.
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Old 03-03-2003, 03:56 PM
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As posted above, Ed Henry of MicroHenries fame designed a flying seat. I believe he donated it to the AMA museum. Perhaps if you contact AMA, they may have the article or drawings for it.
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